Model No. WM550

Workmate® Dual Height Workbench

Overview

Features + Benefits

  • Durable steel construction
  • Folds flat for compact storage and easy transport
  • Rubber feet are anti-slip
  • Dual clamping cranks increase clamping force and versatility
  • Dual working heights allow use as a workbench, bench tool stand, vice, or sawhorse
  • Designed for easy set-up and clean-up
  • Front jaw swings up for vertical clamping, increasing flexibility to clamp odd-shaped objects
  • Adjustable swivel pegs and jaw retention grooves provide clamping versatility and reliable material hold
Black and Decker - Workmate Dual Height Workbench - WM550

Product Specs

Product Type Workmate® Workbench
Working heights 775 / 595 mm
Folded size (W x H x D) 610 x 830 x 218 mm
Vice jaw opening 0-226 mm
Vice jaw length 610 mm
Max table width - Jaws open 472 mm
Vice jaw positions 3
Maximum load 250 kg
Verticle clamping Yes
Vice jaw material Particle board
One handed operation No
Uses
  • Workbench
  • Vice for cutting, painting, etc
  • Bench tool stand
  • Holds virtually anything
  • Sawhorse

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Verified reviews of Workmate® Dual Height Workbench

out of 10

25 reviews

Appearance/Style
7.5
Design/Build quality
7.1
Value for money
8.3
Overall rating
7.6
Scores 7.6 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
out of 10

John

West Sussex GB Retired Electronics Engineer
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Now that I'm 71 years old, and after a lifetime of occasional DIY, holding things down with one knee while sawing or drilling with an awkward posture, I finally purchased my first WorkMate, a WM550.

I'm very pleased with it, as it has made the particular job I'm doing at the moment so much easier and quicker.

Reading online reviews, there were many warnings about the new ones being flimsier than the old ones. I wouldn't know about this, but it's perfectly adequate for DIY jobs. You have to treat it with what I would call “mechanical sympathy”, ….. only tighten the grip enough to hold the work adequately, and no further. It works fine, and will last a long time if handled correctly.
The instructions were another matter! Black & Decker have changed the design in several places, but the “picture only” instructions have not been updated to reflect the changes.

I started out thinking things were missing, but after a lot of inspection of parts, and some engineering lateral thinking, (I'm a retired engineer), I realised what the problems were. Assembly was therefore a lot of trial and error.

Amusingly, it soon became apparent that the “Black & Decker Workmate” logo on the framework was upside-down! As it is made in China, this is not surprising, but does cast doubt on the quality control system, if it exists. If I was assembling it for the Chinese market, I'd probably get Chinese script upside-down as well.
Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2018
Published on: 26 November 2018
out of 10

Matthias

GB GB Experienced DIY.
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This bench is quite sturdy (and heavy). Got it at a very reduced price as it was a previously returned item.
Changing between different widths between clamps can be become a little annoying as one has to retract the movable half of the bench top to free the other half, but that is part of the compact design.
Confirmed purchase: 09 August 2018
Published on: 20 August 2018
out of 10

Peter

Watton GB A DIY,er.
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Grips well, steady and height adjustable.
Wife struggled to get it t close down.
Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2017
Published on: 23 March 2018